“Nothing is stronger than habit.”
“The key to success is to make a habit of doing the things you fear.”
Vincent Van Gogh
This week, we explored the questions related to how as well as key factors in creating an innovation culture. From the Pro’s comments:
- Francis Milbower
“The first thing a company should do is have the full commitment from management”
- Francisco Javier Zambonino Vázquez
“Since risk taking must be encouraged -innovation is a risky activity-, management must act as guidance an support. Without their initial full involvement and commitment the initiative is doom to failure. Clearly, the responsibility, commitment, and guidance fall on the management’s shoulders. But what leader, in their right mind, would not publically support innovation in words and actions? Words like synergy, collaboration, innovation, empowerment, proactive, paradigm shift, and our favorite thinking outside the box have become common vernacular in speeches, memos and annual reports from management for decades. So obviously we have to go beyond the words and look at the actions and behaviors. If management is not sold on innovation, or at least not to the degree of the rank and file, there are other methods perhaps."